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From the mountains to the sea, make the most out of your holidays with the following travel packages.

1Visit Ngapali with Exploration Travel

Lalay Lodge – view from above (Credit: Exploration Travel).

Time for some vitamin sea! Spend 5 days and 4 nights at the gorgeous Lalay Lodge. The sustainable Lalay Lodge is located at Maung Shwe Lay village which is a 45 minutes boat ride from Ngapali beach and it’s the only hotel on this charming peninsula. The lodge offers an opportunity to experience and connect with an unspoiled beach with white sands, clear blue-sky, crystal-clear seawater and swaying palm trees and the sense of community that is at the core of daily life in Maung Shwe Lay village.

Price: US$460 (twin/double rooms), $240 (single room supplement)

No 5/9, 1st floor, Bogalay Zay Street (Lower Block), Botahtaung Township, Yangon
01 375577 Ext-31, 09 255 017 822

2Admire the mountains with Sampan Travel

Kyaing Tong & Mong La – Kyaing Tong Hills (Credit: Brennan O’Connor).

From Kyaing Tong, travel up into the hills to what was in colonial days referred to as ‘the geographical nowhere’. Explore and observe the Lahu people in the hills tending their green tea, the Loi village of Wan Nyat where the entire community bunk up together in long houses, and at the highest summits of the region, and the reclusive Eng, where the women paint their teeth black, errant mountain children scamper around and everyone tightly grasps trusty slingshots.

What to bring: Sturdy shoes for the mountain paths, sun cream and a hat, and a large appetite – Kyaing Tong has the best food market in Myanmar!

Price: from $799 per pax based on 2 people travelling. This is for a 7-day journey including flights, hotels, all transport and transfers in Kyaing Tong and a guide throughout your time in Kyaing Tong.

No 99, Level 3, Condo A-B, Dhamazedi Road, Kamayut Township, Yangon
09 44064 7312

3Make memories with Balloons Over Bagan

Experience the ancient city of Bagan from a bird’s eye view. The Winter Memories with Balloons Over Bagan package includes:

• 1 couple balloon ticket (2 people)
• 3 days 2 nights stay at a 4-Star hotel
• 50% discount on spa services
• 10% discount on the latest hotel rates for an extra night

The package is available at $345. The sales period is until 20 December, so hurry!

Yangon office
The Campus, 1 Office Park, Rain Tree Drive, Pun Hlaing Estate, Hlaing Tharyar Township

01 3687758 to 66 (Ext: 8140/8730)
9am – 8pm (Monday to Friday)

Bagan office
Thiripyitsaya Block No. (5), Nyaung U (Bagan), Myanmar (Near Hotel Zfreeti)
06 1246 0713, 09 448 045 716
9am – 8pm (daily)

4Balloon ride with Oriental & stay at Aureum 

Aureum Palace in Bagan has joined hands with Oriental Ballooning to give you one unforgettable experience. Choose from two packages: Basic pack (Room+Balloon) at Ks380,000++ and Premium pack (Villa+Balloon+Dinner+Spa) at Ks440,000++. The packs are for one person and a two-night stay. The promotion period is from 1 December 2022 to 15 March 2023.

Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort
Near Bagan viewing tower, Min Nanthu Village, Nyaung Oo, Mandalay
Hotel: +95 9 896 502 963, +95 9 896 502 964
Reservations: +95 9 880 593 248, +95 9 880 593 249, +95 9 880 593 250

Oriental Ballooning
No 10, Inya Yeiktha Road, Mayangone Township, Yangon
09 957 799888
8am – 7pm

5Cruise to Ayeyarwaddy Delta with Sanctuary Ananda

If you’re tired of cars and planes, why not travel by boat? The luxury cruise Sanctuary Ananda is sailing to the Ayeyarwaddy Delta from 24-26 Dec. The three-day trip will explore the lifestyle of the people living by the country’s most iconic river. The ship will stop by Lay Eain Su Village, Maubin and Sit Kaing so you can experience the local culture and cuisine. While onboard, parties, cocktails, luxurious dinners and spa treatments will keep you relaxed. The prices begin at $450 per person. The New Year’s Eve sailing trip is also available just in case you wanna sail into 2023 in style.

Pier 1, Botathaung jetty, Yangon
09 254 999 126

6Camping and short trips around Yangon

Credit: Nature Land Camping and Glamping.

We get it. Travelling doesn’t always have to be expensive and time-consuming. If you’re just looking for a place close to Yangon or a campsite to spend time with your friends and colleagues, check our lists here and here.


Not a fan of the hustle and bustle of travelling and tourist jams? We’ve got you covered! Check out the fancy staycation packages below.

Spend your festive holiday with family and friends at Meliá Yangon and experience the real Christmas Soul. Enjoy your Christmas holiday staycation with $270 net for a two-night stay (24-25 Dec) in a Deluxe Room. The facilities include breakfast for two, Christmas Eve buffet dinner or Christmas lunch for two, access to the fitness centre and swimming pool and more!

No 192, Kaba Aye Pagoda Road, Bahan Township, Yangon
01 934 5000

Say YES to Novotel’s Year End Stays because it’s a great deal. For 24-25 Dec, the rate begins at $169 for a Deluxe Room and $239 for an Executive Room. The rates are for two people and breakfast and dinner are included. If you wanna join the countdown party, check out their 31 Dec promotion.

No 459, Pyay Road, Kamayut Township, Yangon
01 230 5858

Spoil your loved ones with a premium 30-hour staycation. Indulge your taste buds in exquisite dining experiences and special benefits at only Ks256,900 per night. The promotion is available until 28 Dec. You’re entitled to a Deluxe City View Room for 2 adults with breakfast, Ks101,200 worth of food and beverage per night and access to the fitness centre and swimming pool.

No 40, Natmauk Road, Tamwe Township, Yangon
01 9544 500 or 09 4475 111 00

Looking for a holiday getaway this December? Reserve your festive lakeside escape by the iconic Inya lake right away! The offer is available until 31 Dec. Choose between the Superior Room (Ks95,000) and the Deluxe Room (Ks135,000) both inclusive of breakfast, access to the country club facilities, gym, swimming pool and tennis court. The longer you stay, the more affordable it becomes.

No 37, Kaba Aye Pagoda Road, Mayangone Township, Yangon
09 942 842 866, 09 942 942 866

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